maple baked golden pears

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

Just the name of this dessert conjures up thoughts of autumn and all the wonderful comfort food that comes with the season. Recipe & photo:

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For maple baked golden pears

  • 1/3 c
    apple juice
  • 1/3 c
    pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 4
    firm golden pears, peeled, halved, cored
  • 1/4 c
    chopped almonds or walnuts

How To Make maple baked golden pears

  • 1
    Arrange the pears cut-side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Whisk the apple juice and syrup in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until the syrup dissolves. Whisk in the butter.
  • 2
    Pour the sauce over the pears, and sprinkle them with the chopped nuts.
  • 3
    Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven until the pears are tender and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices, for about 35 minutes.
  • 4
    Serve with vanilla bean ice cream, if desired.